Man reportedly stabbed at Yongah Hill Immigration Detention Centre with fears of riot


Riot reports after a possible stabbing at a Western Australia immigration detention centre

  • Police in riot gear are at Yongah Hill Immigration Detention Centre on Thursday
  • Man was reportedly stabbed with footage showing another being restrained 

A man has reportedly been stabbed at a West Australian detention centre amid fears detainees are about to riot.

Chaos unfolded at the Yongah Hill Immigration Detention Centre, north of Perth early overnight with footage showing one man being wrestled to the ground by officers before being taken away.

Detectives, ambulances and police in riot gear are all at the centre with reports a man was stabbed and a fire was lit inside, Nine News reported.

A WA St Johns Ambulance spokesperson confirmed paramedics were sent to the detention centre at about 11.20pm on Wednesday.

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Chaos unfolded at the Yongah Hill Immigration Detention Centre, north of Perth early on Thursday morning with police in riot gear at the scene

Footage shows a man being wrestled to the ground by officers

The man was restrained by officers before being taken away

Footage shows a man being wrestled to the ground by officers

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